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1944 - flexible flashlight


CD 1964026 E&MP26.010

Electric Light

MAR 5 1944

This special-type flashlight, in use by the Army Air Forces, has three main parts molded of Tenite - - the body, bottom cap, and top. This plastic material is tough and durable, and the case will withstand rough treatment without damage to the working parts of the flashlight.

The light bulb is housed at the end of a flexible metal tubing, which makes it possible to place a direct beam of light close to hard-to-get-at points of inspection and the inside of motors of fighting planes and bombers.

NOTE: Science Service referenced this image "...used SNL March 18, 1944, sent to Sweden & Colombia..."  

Original Caption by Science Service
Eastman Kodak Company

National Museum of American History


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